Christen Thomas booked shows for a decade with the Empty Bottle and Metro teams, but that work was just the beginning of the love, joy, and support she showered on the local scene.
Ambient artist Cinchel invites his audience to play along, Save Money rapper Dally Auston celebrates a new EP at 1st Ward, and more.
An excerpt from The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Manson Girls” from the upcoming full-length “You Know What to Do,” out 10/28 via K Records
Photographer Alison Green captured the Black Lips’ 4/26 show at Logan Square Auditorium.
Deathfix’s Brendan Canty (who used to drum in Fugazi) talks to Dianogah’s Jay Ryan (who still runs the Bird Machine).
Black Lips, Man or Astro-Man?, Derrick Carter, and more at this weekend’s West Fest
Flower punks to invade Arab world
Black Lips, Sinden, Derrick Carter, Stagnant Pools, and many more to play West Town street fest July 7-8
Legal problems for the Internet’s copyright free-for-all, Bitchpork’s return, a local rapper goes back to school, and more
Crystal Castles, Lykke Li, Black Lips, and more.
Frodo’s floor-clearing DJ set, Costner on a cart, and more celeb sightings at the fest. Plus: Kesha checks out Disappears, Paleo moves to the Chi, and Mahjongg’s Hunter Husar goes solo
The Reader’s Lollapalooza Survival Guide, plus Paul McCartney, Sade, Iceage, and plenty more non-Lolla stuff too
Twenty nine acts to see—even if you have to fight the crowds
When Brett Cross and Todd Novak—who founded the raunchy rock ‘n’ roll zine Horizontal Action in 1997—put on the first Blackout in 2001, garage rock occupied a tiny niche in […]